I swore that when I had children of my own, I would not allow them to suffer the same consequences that I did. I have been very diligent in keeping my children away from second hand smoke. This has not been easy, because the majority of both my family and Chris's family are smokers. However, I have made it very clear to all of my family that I will not tolerate anyone smoking around my children and that if they want to have a relationship with my kids, they will respect my wishes and smoke outside.
Recently, I had some drama with my in-laws because, although they had promised to go outside to smoke when my children were around, they were sneaking around behind my back and smoking in the house with them. When I confronted them about it all they could say was that smoking isn't the only dangerous health issue on America today and that I am fat, so I don't have any right to call them out on their smoking. It's true; I am fat. However, my obesity is not hurting anyone but me, and I can, and will, lose the weight. They cannot as easily change the fact that they care more about an addiction than they care about their family.
I weighed in today because I needed a boost, and because I am going to make Saturday my new weekly weigh in day. It was exactly the results I needed to see after dealing with all that drama this week.
Week 13 - 319 lbs (-1.4 lbs, -9.4 lbs total)